Anti-'Fleeting Expletives' Bill Slated For Senate Committee Vote
July 17, 2007 at 11:43 AM (PT)
Sen. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV)'s "Protecting Children From Indecent Programming Act" is slated for consideration THURSDAY (7/19) before the SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE as the first of two ROCKEFELLER-proposed content-control measures to be considered by the committee this session. The bill is aimed at reinstating the Commission's ability to issue up to $325,000 fines for "fleeting expletives," after an appeals court reversed and remanded the FCC's rulings on that issue. The bill is expected to pass the Committee and be sent to the floor for a vote by the full Senate.
Another bill, to allow the FCC to regulate "excessive violence" on TV, including cable and satellite, will be taken up by the committee later this year.